Tonight is Gallery Night Ithaca

A wonderful way to spend an evening out in Ithaca: Gallery Night Ithaca, sponsored by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, is held on the first Friday of every month. It’s a walkable tour of art shows set up in galleries, shops, book stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Tonight’s October 6 edition from 5–8 p.m. at 23 different locations includes some exhibitions capturing the life of Ithaca and Tompkins County.


Argos Inn at 408 East State Street hosts an exhibition (above) of outdoor watercolors by Ruth Yarrow. The works are also available for sale in a silent auction throughout October to raise funds for Southside Community Center.



Tompkins County Public Library at 101 East Green Street presents “Greetings from Freeville, NY,” an exhibition (above) curated by Jessica Walls featuring the work of students from the William George Agency and George Junior Republic School.



Community School of Music and Arts at 330 East State Street hosts Balcón Criollo Ithaca, presented by CULTURA Ithaca. This is an installation (above) of personal effects, photographs, clothing and other items collected from the homes of Tompkins County residents that connect them to their Latin and Latin American cultures.



Home Green Home at 215 East State Street features “Photographs of Taughannock Creek,” (above) by Fernando Llosa



Click here to download a map of October 6 Gallery Night Ithaca exhibitions

The next editions of Gallery Night Ithaca will be held on November 3 and December 1.

First Steps for The Sophie Fund

The Sophie Fund is off to a heartening start. Nearly 100 donations arrived—from within the Ithaca community and from people all over the world—in just the first two weeks of the fund’s existence.

Our very deep thanks for your thoughtful and generous contributions. The Sophie Fund also thanks George Ferrari, Amy LeViere, and everyone at the Community Foundation of Tompkins County for their tremendous efforts on the fund’s behalf.

Posters announcing The Sophie Fund are going up all over Ithaca.

Please help us spread the word so The Sophie Fund can better support mental health issues in the greater Ithaca community.


At the Ithaca Farmer’s Market



At the GreenStar Natural Foods Market



At the Tompkins County Public Library